Bishop Edgar da Cunha is soon to be installed as the new Bishop of the Fall River Diocese. He's also a soccer player and there's a Youtube video to prove it! Click the Youtube logo or this link to view the video
Fr. John will be away until Saturday morning, August 23rd.
Faith Formation News
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Parish News & Events
The July - September Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Altar Server schedule is available for download by clicking here
Each week, our parish necrology – a listing of the anniversaries of those parish members who have gone before us – is published. We ask that you keep these folks in your prayers, particularly on the anniversary of their death.
This year’s Parish Social will be held on Saturday, October 18th, at the Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House in Raynham.
Please remember in your prayers all who are facing illness at this time:
Jennifer K. Strachan
and those whose names are listed in the book of prayers for the sick.
Praying for the sick is something we are called to do as disciples of Jesus. In an effort to assist us in doing that we are asking if you or a loved one is ill and needs to be prayed for. We will maintain the practice of keeping the prayer book by the tabernacle. But we will also be adding another way of praying for those who are sick. Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (email@example.com). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored. Thank you!
Fall River Diocese
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News and Events
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Monday – Friday 7:00am & 9:00am,
Wednesday, Friday 9:00am
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St. Ann's Parish is on Facebook! Click the "Like" button below. Fr. John will be posting to the group on a regular basis, so come converse with him on Facebook!
Hope Hospice is looking for volunteers who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of patients and families. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available that match your specialized expertise, unique talents and interest in caring for others. Volunteer opportunities include providing emotional support and companionship, respite care to caregivers, pet therapy, Reiki, massage and administrative assistance. All Volunteers participate in a comprehensive training program. To learn more: contact PPadula-OBrien@HopeHealthCo.org, call (508) 957-0270, or visit HopeHealthCo.org. Hope Hospice is part of the HopeHealth family of services.
St. Ann's Respect Life Ministry has a great suggestion for parishioners to take a stand for life. All you need to do is change your license plate! The Massachusetts "Choose Life" license plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and much needed funding to support the positive choices of adoption and safe havens. To order "The Choose Life" plate, or for more information, visit www.chooselifemassachusetts.org. Click on the "Purchase a Choose Life Plate" link for the Massachusetts RMV webpage. It's easy and goes to a great cause - and you don't have to wait in line!
In order to serve as a Godparent or sponsor, you must be a confirmed Catholic, at least 16 years old, registered in a parish and practicing your faith by weekly participation at Mass. If you are married your marriage must be recognized as valid by the Church. If you have any questions about this, see either Fr.John or Deacon Joe.
The Cancer Care Community Advisory Board – the CABbies – is an all volunteer group with a commitment to help patients and survivors of the greater Taunton area from their cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We assist with short term financial assistance and a variety of other needs.
Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Morton Hospital Cafeteria Annex or call Mary Machado at 508-823-4608 or Ginny Starvish at 508-828-7920 for assistance or more information.
The Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family Channel from 6:30am to 7:00am each Sunday morning.
The Sunday Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers of New York City and is available on DirecTV (channel 311), DishTV (channel 180) and Comcast Cable (channel 26/HD 826). To early for you? Tivo it or watch it online at www.TheSundayMass.org.
The Office for Child Protection would like to remind those in ministry with our children to maintain appropriate boundaries at all times. Meeting alone in isolated areas, e-mailing or calling too much, being involved in too many of the minor’s activities, showing favoritism or giving special gifts and communicating with our youth over social networking sites such as MySpace and Face Book, violates appropriate boundaries in our relationships with young people.
If you would like more information about what types of interactions are inappropriate, please call Debora Jones at 508-674-4681.
Adoption by Choice, a program of Catholic Social Services, provides confidential supportive pregnancy counseling to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy can sometimes mean making difficult but very important decisions. Our licensed counselors are available to meet with individuals and their families whenever they might need someone to share concerns about an unplanned pregnancy and the future of the baby.
Please call 508-674-4681 if you or someone you know might want to explore the agency’s services, and ask to speak with a pregnancy counselor. The Catholic Social Service website also provides additional information on our services: www.cssdioc.org.
For nationwide Mass times and locations, you may call 1-410-676-6000 or visit www.Masstimes.org.
Examining the New English Translation of the Mass
Why a new translation? Which prayers are changing? How will it affect our celebration of the Mass?
A video presentation explaining the changes to the Mass, given by Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, director of the Office for Worship of the Fall River Diocese and the Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield, is available for viewing on Youtube in a five-part series. Links to the video are here:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Some of the weekly images on StAnnsRaynham.org are copyright © 2014 www.THECATHOLICSTEWARD.com
Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you.
We hope that you will become involved with our parish,
and we look forward to your presence and participation each week.
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We want to keep in touch with our parishioners
It is important to let us know when one becomes homebound or enters a nursing home or long-term care so that we can touch base and see if they would like to receive Holy Communion.
Please help keep us informed of these changes.
|August 3||Joyce Wynn||1971||August 10||Kathleen Eramian||1991||August 15||Simone Plante||2012|
|Brian S. Perry||1986||Mary A. Hayston||1998||August 16||Kelley J. Andrews||1984|
|Mary Ann Rocha||1996||Daniel Cabral||2009||Helyn Delano||2006|
|Eugene B. Garner||1998||Lorraine Cahoon||2009||August 17||Eva Lucey||1974|
|Marie P. Gonsalves||2002||Arlene Almeida||2011||Della S. Burgess||1997|
|August 4||Agnes M. Landgraf||1995||August 11||Dorothy Cooke||1975||Robert J. Gomes-Pereira||2000|
|August 5||Sophie Sylvia||2006||Deborah Engermann||2003||Mary Patrice White||2013|
|August 6||Donald A. Wotherspoon||2004||Edward Maloof||2008||August 18||Robert J. Murray||1979|
|Giovanni Dinorcia||2007||Robert P. DeBourke||2013||John F. Martin, Jr||2002|
|August 7||Edward J Reilly||1961||August 11||Clement D. LaBelle||1986||August 20||Mary E. White||1978|
|Joseph M Varao||1983||John Correia||1998||Dorothy Nottre||1986|
|Josephine V. Gilbert||2004||Albert Healey||2008||Antoinette Yellen||2005|
|Lea A. Merrion||2013||Alfred Machado||2010||August 21||Henry A. Brazil||1978|
|August 8||Jeanne A. Cook||1981||August 12||John McGrath||1962||Elizabeth H. Grogan||1983|
|Alfred J. McConnell||1991||James E. Keffer, Jr.||1997||August 22||Paul Soares||1977|
|John Carnes||2009||August 14||Alice E. Wilbur||1976||Pauline M. Cleary||1997|
|Jacqueline Campbell||2012||Elizabeth Wirth||1978||Giuseppina Cantafio||1998|
|August 9||John J. Alden||1980||Anna M. Phillips||1995||Leo Luis Patrick||2002|
|Anne T. Scanlon||1987||August 15||Manuel Aranjo||1986||R. Michael Whitty||2007|
|August 9||Louis DeCosta||1990||Teresa R. Wholley||2010||August 23||Dennis Costa||1972|